Practical Solution of the Flexibility to Stiffness Transformation Problem With a Mathematical Assistant for the Personal Computer

by Thomas A. Lenox, (M.ASCE), Colonel; United State Military Acad, West Point, United States,
Ronald W. Welch, Major; United State Military Acad, West Point, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering

Abstract: This paper will show how a relatively complicated structural mechanics problem can be solved easily with a symbolic manipulation program. Specifically, the authors will demonstrate how program DERIVE can be used to determine the symbolic stiffness matrix for a non-prismatic frame element.

Subject Headings: Stiffening | Structural mechanics | Frames | Matrix (mathematics) | Computer aided operations | Computer analysis

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